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Maritime Information Technology: Must Have Apps for People at Sea.

Mobile devices have become an integral part of seafarers’ lives, both at land and sea; after all they are always mobile.  Mobile apps are especially convenient for seafarers because they enable data sharing and storage, to help the interact with land and stay safe at sea. With the improvement of communications, Information Technology is evolving for seafarers.

Here are 12 must have Maritime apps for download today:
Dozen Must Have Apps for Seafarers

Anchor Watch / SMS / Alarm
This application is Anchor watch, position logger, SMS alarm and Sound Alarm and it monitors device’s current location and inform you if the location of the device moves to far away from the set anchor. In that case, it will sound an alarm and (if you select so) send an SMS.
Download Anchor Watch
Animated Knots
Named best knot-tying app by Outside Magazine! Learn to tie knots the fun and easy way from the creators of the web’s #1 knot site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best, most comprehensive teaching and reference tool for boaters, climbers, fishermen, scouts and hobbyists. Watch knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step photo animations, or go frame-by-frame as you learn each knot. Tap the info button to get detailed descriptions about each knot’s correct use, advantages and disadvantages, and other information.
Download Animated Knots
PredictWind App
Looking for the most accurate Wind Forecast on the web? Trust the world leader – PredictWind • Highest resolution on the web. • Choice of top sailors and wind experts. • Incredible detail with tables, graphs and maps. • Zoom in on high resolution forecast maps. Incredibly powerful tools: • Weather Routing: showing you the fastest route with wind conditions. • Trip Planner: showing you the best day for departure. • Observations: real time live observations with graphs. • Forecast Alerts: get notified of the conditions that matter to you. • GPS Tracking: lets friends & family view your position and track.
Download PredictWind App
Boater's Pocket Reference
Hundreds of pages of boating information on your iPhone,iPod Touch or iPad! The Boater’s Pocket Reference caters to all levels of boating expertise with a wide variety of content including 800 illustrations and photographs and a myriad of charts and graphs. Boater’s Pocket Reference is a popular and useful printed book and the app is even better.
Download Boater’s Pocket Reference
MX Mariner - Marine Charts
MX Mariner is a basic mobile marine navigator / chart plotter featuring quilted offline raster marine charts.
Download MX Mariner – Marine Charts
Maritime World Ports
The International Maritime Organization estimates that 90 % of the world’s trade is moved around the planet by sea. Get information for world ports easy and fast. This application contains more than 4000 ports in 191 countries. Fast searching capabilities by either country or port search selection aided by quick sorting tooltips.
Download Maritime World Ports
Hazcheck DGL Lite
Hazcheck DGL Lite is a FREE mobile app for those that need quick and easy access to IMDG Code information contained in the dangerous goods list. The app now includes both Amendment 36-12 and Amendment 37-14 IMDG Code data (2015 is a dual amendment when either can be used).
Download Hazcheck DGL Lite
ITF Seafarers
(Look up a Ship and Find an Inspector/Union) into one great app that provides a one stop shop for seafarers in search of vessel information, contact details for ITF inspectors/affiliates and the ITF Helpline.
Download ITF Seafarers
Shore Leave
Shore Leave is an application thought for seafarers. Are you approaching a new port? Searching for the nearest seafarers’ centre? Looking for reliable transport to the city? Shore Leave is what you need. Store all seafarers’ centre contact details into your android phone, and keep them always with you, wherever you go. Once you arrive in a port, just switch on your phone, open Shore Leave, and in few clicks you will be able to get in touch with the nearest seafarers’ centre. Shore Leave is working properly without any internet connection.
Download Shore Leave
Equasis Mobile
Equasis is a non-profit and public-driven international organization that promotes quality shipping and maritime safety through transparency and free access to the relevant information.
Download Equasis Mobile
This app is aimed at providing a platform acceptable for everyone to provide and share the best knowledge available on cargo transportation, thereby hoping to contribute to awareness and prevention of loss.
Download CargoHandbook
IMO Collision Regulations
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, also known as “COLREGs”, “Rules of the Road” or “RoR”, prescribe rules to be followed by ships and other vessels at sea in order to prevent collisions between two or more vessels.
Download IMO Collision Regulations


Originally posted 2015-08-31 06:49:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. James Nikko Hosana

    Hi, there is a new seafarer app that is circulating in in the Philippines. It is called SEAker. pls check that out. hope you can feature this app for the benefit of the seafarers worldwide. Thank you!

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